34 players came out for our farewell round to this great course. As has been the case each week we were headed to the tee boxes ahead of our scheduled start time and had a clear course ahead of us. All day long it looked like rain would be falling imminently but it never happened, the D.O.G.S. enjoyed clear skies and a comfortable day. This allowed everyone to focus on their golf while trying to make that last improvement and possibly hoist either of the Dogs at the end.
The first 2 groups consisted of the top 8 players going into the final, each with hopes of getting the elusive improvements that would secure their victory. A few made the odd improvement but deep down they knew it wouldn't be enough. Eric Mary started the day in 20th and with some help from his handicap made over 6 points improvement and jumped into 4th place. Dave Prosser moved up from 12th to 5th. On the flip side Dougy McQuater was unable to grind out an improvement which caused him to tumble from 8th to 16th, Gaurav Shirke went from leader to 6th and Gary Danskin, who had dreams of an Eclectic and Low Gross double win, found out how hard it is to get the needed improvements and had to settle for 8th.
On the course Michael Mueller was inches from a hole in one on 15. He had to be happy with a birdie and 1 point improvement instead. To add some salt to the wound this wasn't a Closest to Pin hole. Dave Keddington and Dougy McQuater picked those up on 9 and 11 respectively.
Tim Knight was back for the second week in a row; his back looks to be healing well as he got a Longest Drive. James Bristow reminded everyone he was still around by taking the other. The Drive & Pitch prizes were taken by Fernando Gaggino and Gaurav Shirke.
Dave Keddington, trying to move up from 6th place, definitely showed up with his A game in his quest to win the Big Dog, adding to his Closest to Pin he was also our Putting Champion with 28 and Lowest Gross Winner with an 81.
Katsuaki Takahashi and Risa Tirtayasa had a nice tour of the course on their way to winning Booby Prize and Most Exercise.
Jakarta's best scramble tournament D player Indar Dhaliwal got 40 points on his way to Runner Up for the day. Eric Mary gathered 43 points during his hard charge up the leaderboard allowing him to become our Weekly Champion.
As always with Week 6 the Big Dog was at the course to find out where his new home was going to be. Gary Danskin made a valiant effort posting low scores and staying near the top during the entire tournament. He was rewarded by becoming our Lowest Gross Champion with a 76.5 average. Great job Gary! Fernando Gaggino, due to the updated handicaps started the day in 1st and even managed an improvement, which many times in the past was enough, but this week was only good enough for 3rd place. Dave Keddington's great final round moved him from 6th to Runner Up.
Starting the day in 7th place with a 26 handicap, it's safe to say this guy was possibly overlooked. That was a mistake for the front runners. Getting over the disappointment of being so close to a hole in one our newest winner made 7 improvements to charge past everyone and win by almost 3 points. For the first time ever our winner came up to collect his Big Dog while video conferencing his acceptance. Congratulations to Michael Mueller our Permata Sentul 2020 Eclectic Champion!
This was a very fun and well attended tournament. Thank you to Permata Sentul for a fine job organizing this large group. Big thank you to everyone who helps out, notably Sarah Brown for arranging the venue and making sure they take care of us, Lili Bristow for her awesome post game snacks, Kevin Dobson our MC, Craig Edwards for arranging groups on play day, Rod Williams for helping with collections and everyone else who helps to collect cards and game fees while the committee showers. Without all of you we couldn't pull off these games each week.
We have 2 tournaments left to go in the year and James Bristow remains at the top of the standings for the Fritz Hainzl Memorial Trophy as our Top Dog of the Year. Last Year's winner Dougy McQuater is 15 points behind. The rest of the pack is a long way back. If you are up in the standings and hope to catch these guys it's imperative you play as many rounds as possible; just turning up nets you 5 valuable points.
Next week we move to a picturesque mountain course layout featuring beautiful views of the local mountainous terrain as well as a nice bird’s eye view of the area around it. Dramatic elevations off the tee and demanding Greens create an exciting golf experience. There are many reasons this is one of Asia's top 100 courses and considered to be one of Indonesia's best. Come out and join us for a round at this great venue.
Where: Rainbow Hills Golf Club
When: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 780.000 IDR/person
As we need time to arrange groups and be prepared for the possibility of an early start we request players are at the course 1 hour early.
If you would like to join us for a round there are several ways to register:
Living in Jakarta we are all used to delays and last minute change of plans; on play day if you are going to be late or decide not to play let us know so appropriate arrangements can be made.
See you at the course,
Covid-19 Player Safety
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Sarah Brown was wearing a sample of new T-shirts available from our vendor. These are quite comfortable and perfect for after the round; cost is 200K each. If there is enough interest for us to reach the minimum order amount we will order. Please let us know if you would like one by sending your name and size to email@example.com
We have most of our regulars signed up in the app now which is good.
However, we are not getting the help we need from members to put their scores in. Big thanks to those of you who are entering your scores. You are truly showing your willingness to help the D.O.G.S. continue to improve and decrease the admin work for the committee. For those who aren't entering scores; it would be greatly appreciated if you would start. If you don't understand what to do just ask for help.
If you don't have the mygolf2uapp yet please sign up.
We will reach a point where scores not entered in the app will not be counted. We want everyone to be comfortable and used to using the app long before this so nobody misses out.